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  • Short Summary

    1960 Rome Olympics, Italian cycling golds, and men's diving action

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    Cycling action, and the start of the men's team pursuit final, with Germany starting first, then Italy. Various tracking shots of the Italian and German teams cycling around the track, with Italian celebrations on the track after they win the gold medal. Close up of medal ceremony, in the dark, in which Italy receive the gold medal, Germany the silver, and USSR the bronze. Close up teams waving on podium, and flags being raised during the medal ceremony. Wide angle of track, with smoke in the centre, and Italian flag being cycled around the track. Animated spectators celebrate. Start of the first race of the men's individual sprint final, and various shots of Italy's Sante Gaiardoni and Germany's Leo Sterckx racing. Gaiardoni drops down the track, and sprints away to win, and receives congratulations on the track as spectators applaud. The start of the second race of the final, and though Sterckx takes the lead, Gaiardoni shows incredible power to overtake him and cross the line, winning the gold medal. Pan from cheering spectators to Gaiardoni waving on his lap of honour. Flags raised during medal ceremony, and nice close up of Gaiardoni waving as flashbulbs flash. Mid shot Gaiardoni receiving his winners jersey during the medal ceremony, and of medal winners waving to crowd. Wide angle of track with smoke billowing.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:04:38

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